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What do other countries call Santa Claus?

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Christmas Man. Daddy Christmas. Grandfather Frost. Yule Man. Yule Elder. Yule Gnome. Yule Goat. Father Christmas. Old Man Christmas. Biblical Magi. Christ Child. Christmas Log. All those names are names for Santa Claus in other countries around the world. Calling him just Santa Claus just seems so boring in comparison, doesn't it?

This map, popularized on Reddit, shows the name for the person who brings gives to countries around Europe. And I guess it would make sense for other older countries to have some weird ass names for Saint Nick since his origin story there isn't as cheery and commercialized as it is here.

Still though, awesome names. I'm totally telling my future kids that Santa Claus' real name is Grandfather Frost. Or Christmas Log. Or Yule Goat.


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